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Medicare finances improve

Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 -- four years later than last year's estimate. Meanwhile, Social…

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Suspect killed, 3 officers hurt in shootout

A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a child was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a New York City smoke…

15 minutes ago
Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network. The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live Sunday, bills itself as a "direct connection" for the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential…

15 minutes ago
Take off your clothes to make it in TV

A male contestant on a new VH1 dating show didn't beckon a woman to walk in front of him out of politeness. He wanted to check her out from behind, and he didn't need to use his imagination. The Dating…

18 minutes ago
A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Local golf Duston Country Club held its two-day guest tournament this weekend. For the men, Mike Zack and Austin Fox placed first with a net score of 78 and were followed by Tom Flanagan and Al Appel…

19 minutes ago
Headlines from around the world in sports

Motorsports Keselowski to run NASCAR Nationwide race in Iowa NEWTON, Iowa - Brad Keselowski will run the NASCAR Nationwide race in Iowa on Saturday, just a day before the Sprint Cup event at Pocono.…

19 minutes ago
With Brickyard win, Gordon has the look of a championship contender

INDIANAPOLIS - Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels. He was the "Wonder Boy" who racked up wins at a record place. He brought the southern…

19 minutes ago
Lions suspend contract talks with Ndamukong Suh until season's end

ALLEN PARK, Mich. - The Detroit Lions are postponing contract talks with All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the season. Suh is entering the final season of his contract, and team President…

19 minutes ago
Rays' Archer: 'Never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat'

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn't mad at David Ortiz. A day after Ortiz slung his bat and leisurely trotted around the bases following a home run off him, Archer had more thoughts about…

19 minutes ago
For once, Redskins camp not a den of controversy

RICHMOND, Va. - The Washington Redskins are the team that gave us Michael Westbrook punching Stephen Davis, Dan Snyder landing his helicopter during practices, Albert Haynesworth turning the conditioning…

Jul 28
Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston yesterday, ripping roofs off homes, uprooting dozens of large trees and forcing businesses to…

Jul 28
Man charged in teen's 9-month disappearance

A 34-year-old man was arrested and charged yesterday with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenage girl who returned home last week after vanishing nine months ago. Nathaniel Kibby was arrested without incident…

Jul 28
Judicial branch to offer e-filing in 2 courts

The New Hampshire Judicial Branch will begin pilot programs this week to push small claims courts toward going paperless. Officials said small claims courts in Concord and Plymouth will switch to electronic…

Jul 28
No booze for D.C. folks? New Hampshire may fix law

New Hampshire is assuring residents of the nation's capital that they can purchase alcohol in the state despite a law that suggests otherwise. But cigarettes? Maybe not. The New Hampshire Liquor Commission…

Jul 28
Northwestern's Fitzgerald proud of players' union stand

CHICAGO - No matter how this season unfolds, Northwestern Coach Pat Fitzgerald insisted there is no more unified team than his Wildcats. For that, he credits the push for them to unionize. Fitzgerald…

Jul 28
Sailors set to test polluted Rio de Janeiro bay for 2016 Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO - Sailors, coaches and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro acknowledge the problem: Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing at the 2016 Olympics, is badly polluted. Some liken it to a sewer. The water…